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Review of the Local Government Advance/Reimbursement Program , Report No. 95-03, August 1995
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  • The program has not been widely used. Between fiscal years 1987-88 and 1994-95, local governments loaned money to FDOT to advance completion of only 19 projects. These projects generally involved traffic operation improvements such as adding turn lanes and traffic signals at intersections.
  • Several factors have limited the program's use. Many local governments are not aware the program exists, have concerns they will not be repaid, have competing local transportation priorities, or lack available funds to loan to FDOT. Also, only projects currently on the Work Program may be advanced and the federal government discourages advancing some federally-funded projects.
  • We concluded that the program should be reauthorized. The program has benefited both local governments and FDOT. Local governments have obtained needed transportation improvements at an earlier date, and FDOT has avoided inflationary cost increases.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Transportation

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 96-72 Follow-up Report on the Local Government Advance/Reimbursement Program Administered by the Florida Department of Transportation, published in March 1997.

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